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Lauriston Girls’ School


Founded in 1901, Lauriston Girls’ School has a long tradition of excellence in educational, sporting and cultural pursuits. Lauriston creates an environment that optimises each student’s ability to learn. Lauriston is a school for life that fosters a life-long love of learning and builds foundations for students to continue their educational growth in the future. The education provided at Lauriston is an academic, international, creative and adventurous platform for girls to grow and develop into individuals. The aims are to deliver a broad education in a caring community where students with a variety of talents and interests can feel secure and equally valued and promote excellence and high standards in all areas of school life. Underpinning every aspect of school life are five core values: relationships, courage, creative reflection, intellectual enquiry and engagement in life. Students learn in an environment which not only fosters academic excellence but also nurtures important life skills such as the acceptance of responsibility for their actions, independent enquiry, effective communication and the confidence to make informed decisions.

Facilities: Both the Armadale and Howqua campuses offer a range of learning environments specially designed to support student learning. The 7/8 Centre at the Armadale campus is a purpose-built centre featuring large and flexible learning spaces. Other state-of-the-art facilities include an arts and visual communication precinct and an integrated performing arts and music centre. Students and staff enjoy a seamless resource centre where the latest information technology enhances learning across all disciplines. The Armadale campus also offers a newly developed science and technology centre for Junior School students. Sporting facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a hockey/softball field. The Howqua campus offers a library and resource centre incorporating integrated learning spaces and a new arts centre. In 2014, in a collaborative partnership with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, Lauriston opened Australia’s first FabLab@School at the Armadale campus. The Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) is designed to encourage innovation and to actively engage students in the use of technology to solve problems.

Curriculum: Students are encouraged to develop independent learning skills from a young age within a supportive atmosphere. A highly skilled team of teaching staff is committed to maximising the potential of every student and to encouraging a life-long love of learning beyond the students’ schooldays in the classroom.

Kindergarten: co-educational three- and four-year-old programs focused on the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Junior School: Strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy as well as specialist and enrichment programs. The unique Year 9 program comprises a semi-residential year at the Howqua campus. Set in the Victorian high country, Howqua provides a learning environment that encourages girls to meet a variety of new physical, academic and social challenges.

Senior School: In Years 11 and 12, both VCE and IB are offered, allowing choice of curriculum to suit the individual student’s strengths and requirements.

Extra-curricular activities: Teaching staff are committed to bringing out the best in each student in all areas of endeavour including community service, sport and the performing and creative arts. An extensive range of activities is offered including more than 25 sports, orchestras, bands and ensembles, community service, debating and public speaking, drama, photography, horse riding, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and student clubs catering for a range of interests.

The Senior College at Lauriston encourages its students to lead well-balanced lives with a strong focus on their academic studies, alongside engagement in the multitude of co-curricular and service opportunities.

Student welfare programs: Lauriston believes that students learn best in an environment where they feel nurtured and valued for the unique individuals they are. Programs encourage students to develop a sense of belonging, resilience, personal integrity and social responsibility. The primary focus of the Lauriston Pastoral Care Program is to develop the self-esteem and independence of each and every student, while at the same time ensuring that the girls experience happy and healthy relationships with their peers. All members of staff, including the school counsellor and careers counsellor, focus on student wellbeing as a priority.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 930 students.
Fees Please consult the school.
Phone
03 9864******* 03 9864 7555
Address 38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale 3143
Email
recepti*******
reception@lauriston.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » Beaumaris Secondary College

Beaumaris Secondary College


Belong – Believe – Become

Beaumaris Secondary College is a newly established secondary school which opened in 2018. Located in the leafy bayside suburb of Beaumaris, we are in close proximity to the bay, a marine sanctuary and nature reserves.

Our vision is to provide our students with an environment that promotes curiosity, challenges their thinking and gives them a sense of purpose within their community. We are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence across a diverse and engaging curriculum, both in and outside learning spaces.

At Beaumaris Secondary College, our mission is ‘To inspire students to become critical global citizens’. Our aim is for our students to understand their personal agency and group capacity to contribute to our world in a positive, honest, and sustainable way with responsibility, pride and integrity.

We have a welcoming and supportive school environment that reflects our CORE values of curiosity, optimism, respect and excellence. Our professional and committed staff take the time to develop a strong rapport with students and their families to achieve the best outcomes for academic success, while supporting wellbeing.

Facilities

As a newly established school we have exceptional facilities to support all learning areas including flexible learning spaces that cater for individual study, group work and whole class learning.  We have exciting, dedicated spaces such as our new Senior Lounge and Study Spaces, Physics, Chemistry and Biology Labs, Library, Food Technology, Performance Spaces including a band room and instrumental spaces, Gym, Fitness Centre, design spaces, Workshops, media space with green room and so much more. Our world class onsite sporting facilities, shared with the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), allow students to excel in their chosen sport with a FIFA grade Multipurpose Pitch, cricket nets and superior ovals.

Curriculum

Our teaching and learning vision is that ‘We learn purposefully by cultivating curiosity, being reflective and making real-world connections.” Beaumaris Secondary College is committed to the delivery of a comprehensive, broadly based and culturally inclusive curriculum in line with the F-10 Victorian Curriculum and differentiated to support diverse learners. We support the development of cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies that enable our students to transfer what they have learned to new situations and new problems. By engaging in deep learning our students become creative, connected and collaborative problem solvers who gain knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and who can use contemporary digital technologies to enhance their learning.

We focus on matching pedagogy to learning spaces and employing highly capable, collaborative and creative staff to ensure that the teaching and learning is of the highest calibre. As part of our pedagogical practice, we use a variety of High Impact Teaching Strategies which allow us to create authentic and rich learning experiences for our students. Students are explicitly taught 21st century skills and apply these skills through Project-Based Learning (PBL) tasks which provide students with opportunities to discover passions and make connections through the process of meaningful inquiry.

Beaumaris Secondary College is a technology rich learning and teaching environment that utilises the Microsoft Office 365 platform for teaching and learning. The OneNote digital notebook is used to curate curriculum, organise learning material and allow collaboration. Students are immersed in technology where they can access a visible curriculum anytime and anywhere. Using the Teams app, students can collaborate with peers and teachers to enhance their learning.

Co-curricular Activities

Beaumaris Secondary College offers a range of co-curricular activities for students of all capabilities, and across all year levels, to promote connectedness and inclusion including; Camps, Instrumental Music Program, Home Learning (homework) Support, College Production, Student Voice & Leadership and a large range of clubs e,g., Robotics, Computer, Diversity, Maths, Chess, Communicate & Relate (English), VCE Study Sessions, Work Experience Support, Art, Dance, Drama, Media, Book, Anime, Board Games, Fitness, Yoga, Artisanship, Vocal and Bands & Ensembles, Marine Ambassadors, Green Team, eSports and a Student Wellbeing Action Group. The programs continue to grow as our school continues to grow.

Student Wellbeing

Our GOAL program (Pastoral Care Program) cultivates an environment that supports the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of every student. Through this program, GOAL mentors build a community that nurtures and respects individual differences and talents, creates a safe and supportive environment and celebrates achievements. The GOAL program focuses on Gratitude, Organisation, Aspirations and Leadership.

The heart of education is the education of the heart and, as such, the very core of a caring school and morally mindful education is a well-structured and considered wellbeing program that builds student capacity across all areas. GOAL Mentors are key figures in the delivery of wellbeing programs to students. Each GOAL Mentor plays an important leadership role in the College. Not only do they maintain effective communication between students, their learning area teachers and parents, they also have an integral role in the development of a collaborative culture.

The main focus of a GOAL Mentor is the wellbeing of each student in his or her care. GOAL Mentors work closely with our Head of Wellbeing to create a structured and supportive wellbeing program. Our Head of Wellbeing is a school psychologist and can provide further supports and guidance to students and families.

For more information

Beaumaris Secondary College

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 11
Enrolment 700 students in 2021 (Year 7 – 10), 880 in 2022 (Year 7 – 11), 1100 in 2023 (Year 7 - 12)
Fees
Phone
(03) 85******* (03) 8569 9200
Address 117/136 Reserve Road Beaumaris 3193
Email
beaumar*******
beaumaris.sc@education.vic.gov.au
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Home » Schools » Strathcona Girls Grammar School

Strathcona Girls Grammar School


Through a culture of academic excellence and a rich selection of co-curricular activities, girls grow and thrive. Strong, resilient, empowered — at Strathcona, these are more than just words.

A Strathcona girl is balanced in mind, body and spirit. Her robust sense of self is founded upon respect, integrity, compassion, courage and genuine community spirit. In essence, Strathcona affords its girls the opportunity to discover who they really are and to pursue their life’s potential by being themselves.

Facilities: Strathcona is by no means a “big” school. But its modest footprint boasts an impressive array of facilities in support of students’ development. These are spread across three campuses — the ELC, Junior School and Senior School in Canterbury, and the Year 9 Tay Creggan in Hawthorn. All campuses have well-serviced public transport close by.
From ELC to Senior School, spaces have been purpose-built to suit student needs
at each year level. These include state-of-the-art smart classrooms, seminar rooms, quiet study spaces, halls and galleries, kitchens, social areas, outdoor spaces (including learning spaces), art rooms, music studios and media rooms. The redeveloped Year 7 and 8 centre connects both year levels while providing dedicated media booths for students to record work and create podcasts.

Of particular note is the 1893 home Tay Creggan, the dedicated Year 9 school on the banks of the Yarra River. Within its Heritage-listed walls students enjoy spacious classrooms, science laboratory, library, commercial kitchen and art space. Alongside the sports ground and basketball court outside, the river affords plenty of water-based activity, including canoeing, kayaking and rowing.

The Senior School campus also offers great sporting facilities including tennis, netball and basketball courts. There is also an Aquatic and Fitness Centre which consists of an indoor gymnasium complex, indoor heated 25m pool and weights and training room. The Creative and Performing Arts Centre has music and drama facilities including a performance area, four art rooms, a multimedia centre with a soundproof recording studio and a food technology facility.

Curriculum: Early Learning at Strathcona aims to instil a sense of excitement and natural curiosity about the world, giving children the courage to explore, investigate, experiment and wonder. A progressive approach to education is influenced by Howard Gardner’s concepts of learning and the Reggio Emilia approach, in which children are recognised as capable and resourceful, and have many different ways to learn, know and communicate. Junior School is a time for your daughter to lay the foundations of good learning habits and life skills. Combining the advantages of both a standalone campus and the proximity of the Senior School facilities, the Junior School is the ideal environment for students to develop a strong sense of belonging
and purpose.

The Senior School provides a broad range of challenging and rich learning opportunities across academic, pastoral care and co-curricular programs. The Senior School curriculum covers English, Mathematics and Science but also offers Art, Drama, French and/or Mandarin Chinese, Food Technology, Humanities, Music, Health and Physical Education, Pastoral Care and many more opportunities in the senior years. Across all year levels, there are many leadership opportunities so that girls can develop their talents, skills and confidence. Through guided research and individual consultation with staff and study skills advice, the senior year girls gain independence in their learning, preparing them for tertiary study and the challenges of a future career. Students are challenged to explore their individual learning styles and thinking strategies. For our Year 9 students, Strathcona has developed the TC Envision Program specifically tailored for Year 9 students at Tay Creggan. Woven together with the Australian National Year 9 Curriculum, the TC Envision Program teaches important entrepreneurial and life-ready skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, design capability, intellect, collaboration, communication and resilience.

An active sport and outdoor program contributes to the health and wellbeing of our students. Caring, passionate staff are experts in the emotional, social, physical and cognitive stages of development of teenage girls. Strathcona offers French and Mandarin Chinese as languages starting in Prep through to Year 12.

ICT: Strathcona is a technology-rich environment. Information and communications technology is fully integrated across the curriculum. Students in the Junior School have access to School owned iPads and computers, Years 7 and 8 students purchase a school-specific laptop, whereas Years 9-12 students bring their own device. The school has outstanding computer facilities including iPads, interactive whiteboards and the online learning management systems all supporting a 21st-century learning environment. All students are encouraged to utilise interactive technology to communicate effectively.

Sport: Physical Education is part of the core curriculum from the ELC to Year 10 and is available as a VCE subject in Years 11 and 12. Students are encouraged to participate in inter-house, inter-school and other state and national events. Strathcona is a member of Girls’ Sport Victoria.

Co-curricular activities: Strathcona’s diverse extra-curricular program encourages the social development of the students and allows participation in a wide range of activities including drama, music, sport, debating and public speaking. Compass (Years 5 to 8) and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (part of the Curriculum in Year 9) provide students with a variety of challenging, non-competitive, voluntary activities that encourage personal growth, enterprise and a broad range of life skills. To extend students global awareness, there are many opportunities for international exchanges and tours.

Student welfare programs: Strathcona’s commitment to pastoral care and wellbeing underlies all programs, the curriculum and co-curricular activities. Personal, social and spiritual development is nurtured and there is a strong sense of family within the school community, with many cross-age links among the students and close ties between home and school.

Principal: Mrs Marise McConaghy.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 820 students.
Fees 8k - 12k 12k - 16k
From $10,416 (ELC) to $30,980 (Year 12) per annum.
Phone
03 8779******* 03 8779 7500
Address 34 Scott Street, Canterbury 3126
Email
registr*******
registrar@strathcona.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » St Aloysius College

St Aloysius College


In 2023, St Aloysius College proudly takes a bold step towards the future, becoming the first Catholic co-educational secondary school to serve the vibrant, multicultural City of Melbourne. Co-education will commence with the first intake of Year 7 boys. Subsequent years will continue to welcome boys through the Year 7 intake until St Aloysius becomes fully co-educational in 2028. The change continues the 134-year Mercy tradition of responding to local community needs and making education accessible to all talented young people, especially families seeking to educate their children together.

An empowering education

Academic programs at St Aloysius have been designed to encourage a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and discovery. We have a curriculum that blends the very best of educational tradition with an innovative, enquiry-based cross-curricular approach that allows students to make connections, synthesise knowledge and develop literacy skills in a collaborative culture underpinned by a focus on the wellbeing of and respect for the individual.

Inspiring bright futures

At St Aloysius we recognise the very important role that social, cultural and physical wellbeing play in the learning, personal growth and development experienced by our students during their six years at the college. The St Aloysius curriculum is enriched and extended by a vast co-curricular offering that is alive to the needs and wishes of the students and evolves as they do; the program encompasses sport, camps and outdoor education, drama, music and various school-based wellbeing programs. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of intra- and inter-school sporting competitions, creative and performing arts programs (including choir, orchestra, production) and social and cultural extensions including debating and public speaking. The college has a global focus with sister schools in Milan, Italy and Kyoto, Japan that our students are able to visit as part of their languages and arts studies.

Where individuals succeed together

St Aloysius staff are exceptionally well qualified in their various fields (academic and beyond!) and, most importantly, are committed to encouraging each student to achieve their own personal best, whatever this may look like. Throughout their secondary education years in this close-knit school, St Aloysius students are known by, and know, their teachers. These strong relationships foster a culture of inquiry, and our students leave as creative, independent thinkers with a love of learning and solid foundations that prepare them to step out into the world and embrace their collective futures.

In a culture cultivated by the individuality of each member of the community, there is no ‘typical’ St Aloysius Student. We celebrate our diversity. We accept all and thrive on the fusion of cultures and backgrounds that enable our students to flourish. The college is the thread that connects these vibrant, dedicated, and thoughtful young people.

Innovation and experimentation

As a school, we pride ourselves on our commitment to stretching the boundaries of conventional education. Ever-evolving, and with increasingly future-focused resources and equipment, our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) program is carefully designed to increase awareness and curiosity in these important fields, and to hone cross-disciplinary understanding. Our students are confident to identify and build connections between ideas and learning areas, and empowered to apply these without limit to the expectations of the myriad different futures they define for themselves.

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Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment
Fees
Phone
(03) 93******* (03) 9325 9200
Address 31 Curran Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Email
registr*******
registrar@aloysius.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » Wyndham Christian College

Wyndham Christian College


Wyndham Christian College is a growing school for a growing community. It is inclusive and welcoming and reflects the multicultural vibrancy of the local area. As a new school they are committed to exploring education innovations that will enhance learning opportunities and prepare students for a successful future.

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CURRICULUM AND SPECIALIST SUBJECTS

Wyndham Christian College follows the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum sets out what every student should learn from Prep to Year 10. In 2026, Wyndham will offer VCE as well as other flexible learning options to suit different learners.

The content of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes both essential knowledge and skills, these are defined by learning areas and capabilities. The capabilities enable students to develop particular values, dispositions and self-efficacy to become ‘successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens’ (Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, 2008).

The key learning areas include:

English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business) The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts) Technologies (Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies) Health and Physical Education Languages. Schools can also offer additional elements within their teaching and learning program.

All students at Wyndham Christian College complete learning in Numeracy, Literacy, Integrated Studies (Science, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business), Art, ICT, Language, Music, Health, Physical Education and Health. As our students’ progress through the breadth stage (Years 3–8) student learning continues to include each of the curriculum areas, but will have a specific focus on English, Mathematics and Science. When the school reaches the Pathways stage (Years 9–10), Wyndham Christian College will offer a combination of compulsory subjects including English, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Physical Education and Health as well as a wide range of elective subjects that student can select based on interest.

Additional to the Victorian Curriculum, Wyndham Christian College students from Grade 1 upwards participate in two clubs; Garden Club and Explorer Club. Students from Grade 3 upwards participate in Sport and will compete against other schools in their upper Primary years.

All students also participate in Discovery Learning (Library), Up & Go (Sports Circuit), School Assemblies, Worship (singing), and Chapel services. Students also engage in a daily spiritual devotion.

The programs of, and teaching in, a school must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance.
Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 6
Enrolment
Fees
Phone
(03) 87******* (03) 8740 4770
Address 418-438 Ballan Rd
Email
office@*******
office@wyndhamcc.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » Wahroonga Adventist School

Wahroonga Adventist School


Wahroonga Adventist School is a thriving, faith-based learning community with students from Prep to Year 12, offering a well-rounded education for boys and girls. Established in 1905, it is part of a worldwide network of Adventist Schools, colleges and universities.

With a motto of Nurture for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Character for Eternity, the focus is on children’s mental, physical, social and spiritual needs, ensuring they are provided with learning that prepares them for life. We believe in an education that goes beyond the classroom, where partnership between home and school is imperative in growing confident and compassionate young people who will ultimately make a difference in their world.

Operating on a new campus, the school features state of the art facilities that stimulate learning, foster collaboration and spark the curiosity required to develop a love of learning supported by caring, passionate teachers. “Students are the heart and soul of our school community, and giving them a nurturing, contemporary education that best equips them with the skills and dispositions for the future is core to what we do,” says School Principal, Mrs Julia Heise.

We offer smaller class sizes where students are provided with a differentiated curriculum involving learning enrichment and extension to cater for student interest. Year 11 and 12 students are also provided with opportunities to study subjects of interest on site and through Distance Education/TVET.

Passionate about the range of art, drama and music programs, students in Years 3 to 6 participate in weekly small group music tuition. A lively co-curricular program is offered including band, orchestra and choir, interest-based clubs such as chess, and many leadership and community service opportunities.

The wellbeing and outdoor education programs include camps for Years 5 to 10 students, participation in the Invictus and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programs, along with an elective overseas service trip for Year 11.

A diverse wide range of sports are offered for both recreation and competition, with opportunities to access pathways to higher levels of representative sport.

Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment https://www.wahroonga.adventist.edu.au/enrolment/
Fees
Phone
02 9487******* 02 9487 2100
Address 181 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076
Email
enrol@w*******
enrol@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au
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Home » Schools » Barker College

Barker College


Founded in 1890, Anglican independent, day and boarding school. Barker College is a fully coed school from Pre-K to Year 12.

Facilities: The School has excellent facilities to provide a broad liberal education of academic work and activities. A new Sports and Learning Precinct opened in 2020 providing 5 new courts, Strength & Conditioning gym and PDHPE classrooms. Other facilities at the School include a four-storey library, Music Centre, Design Centre, Indoor Aquatic Centre, outdoor performance stage, Dance Studio and performance theatres.

Electives: Years 11 and 12: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Society and Culture, Earth and Environmental Science, iSTEAM, Modern History, Ancient History, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, French, Latin, Japanese, Design and Technology, Legal Studies, Industrial Technology, Software Design and Technology, Drama and PDHPE.

Sport: Athletics, cricket, tennis, netball, softball, squash, rugby union, rugby 7s, touch football, Australian rules, soccer, swimming, surf life-saving, equestrian, fencing, rowing, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross-country, taekwondo, water polo, strength and conditioning and modern dance.

Extra-curricular activities: Cadets, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, drama and musicals, orchestra, bands, ensembles, choir, chess, robotics, debating and public speaking, photography, ceramics, snowsports and mountain biking.

Wellbeing and personal development: There is an established and active pastoral care House structure for all students from Pre-K to Year 12. Students attend chapel once a week and Connect Groups twice a week. Good cross-school mentoring and supportive relationships are important for the wellbeing and sense of belonging of young people at Barker.

Special features: With the ability to offer such a broad curriculum, the School’s students are enriched in his or her interest areas. Barker College endeavours to meet the needs of students with learning support as well as gifted and talented programs. Tours of the School are conducted regularly; please visit the website for further information.

From the school: Barker College is located on Sydney’s upper North Shore. As an Anglican community, the School aims to inspire every learner, every experience, every day. From Pre-Kindergarten through to the Senior years, students are exposed to a range of diverse opportunities and experiences. Through these, they’re able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.

Head of school: Mr Phillip Heath AM.

91 Pacific Highway, Hornsby 2077
+61 2 8438 7999
Email: enrolments@barker.nsw.edu.au

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Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 including 60 Year 10 – 12 boarders.
Fees Over 16k
Tuition from $25,000
Phone
8438 79******* 8438 7999
Fax
8438 76******* 8438 7609
Address 91 Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077
Email
enrolme*******
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